ITI VR Crane Simulators have been selected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to train new crane operators and retrain existing operators for their nuclear generation fleet. ITI will provide TVA with 6 ITI VR Simulator Stations at 3 different TVA locations (ITI VR Desktop Stations). TVA decided to power their desktop stations with an ITI VR Unlimited Subscription Plan which provides additional crane models, new scenarios and updates as they are released, at no additional cost.
As active members of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), TVA personnel traveled to ITI's World Headquarters in Woodland, WA, for a special Accident Investigation workshop as part of the 2018 Hoisting, Rigging, and Crane User Group Workshop (HRCUG). In addition to the two day Accident Investigation Workshop, all EPRI HRCUG attendees were offered the opportunity to utilize the full fleet of ITI VR stations.
TVA contributes to future developments within ITI VR as an active member of the VR Technical Advisory Groups (TAG). Benefits include:
- The first look at new releases
- The opportunity to provide direct feedback to developers
- Priority option for future development (new environments, loads, crane types, etc.)
To learn more about ITI VR TAG, click on the link below:
About Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
ITI VR encompasses the most widely-used VR crane and equipment operator training and assessment platform the industry has ever seen. ITI VR harnesses the technology of virtual reality, and is infused with the technical industry knowledge and educational design of Industrial Training International (ITI) subject matter experts to provide fully immersive, hands-on, practical operator training. The suite of crane types available within ITI VR includes Rough Terrain, Lattice Boom Crawler, Boom Truck, Carry Deck, Overhead Crane, and Tower Crane models built exactly to the original equipment manufacturer specifications. The pioneering subscription model allows ITI VR Community members unlimited content updates including, new crane types, training scenarios, and environments as they become available. ITI is a global leader in training and technical services for users of load handling equipment, and has been a pioneering force in the load handling industry since 1986.